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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I got a letter in post from fraud

    and error saying i need attend a tape recorded interview about a fraud investigation and suspected criminal offences in benefits. I dint commit fraud and have no idea why ive been sent this.
    KentGirl29 KentGirl29 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I really don't know how much longer I can hold

    on. I've been trying to distract myself anyway I can from cleaning to music to books to seeing friends and family to the good old fashion alcohol, anything to stay out of depression mode. And its not going very well. I can feel myself slipping, I have been fighting the urge to...
    Simiyes Simiyes 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    So this is it I say goodbye To this chapter of

    my ever-changing life And there's mistakes The path is long And I'm sure I'll answer for them when I'm gone So when the day comes and The sun won't touch my face Tell the ones who cared enough That I finally left this place That's been so cold Look at my face All the stories it...
    zoozii zoozii 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Imagine yourself as a painter,

    you have this blank canvas in front of you. You envision this amazingly intricate painting of reds, blues, greens, and purples. Then the more you think the trickier it gets, you start to add Azure, Antique Ruby, Black Olive, Cerise, Daffodil, Electric Green, and many other...
    32nmud 32nmud 13-15, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I once shot a man that was really brown

    and he hurt my butthole in prison
    TheThirdSythe TheThirdSythe 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    justanotherles justanotherles 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    When you're alone With the dark of the sky When

    you have a gun And just want to say goodbye - Life is hard You want to fly I know it's easy to fall apart But it doesn't mean you have to die - It's okay to feel bad Pain demands to be felt It's okay to be sad Nobody is perfect - I know this poem isn't pretty as her I know he...
    lailalessard lailalessard 13-15, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    depression is when you don't really care about

    anything. You don't care what you look like, you don't care what others think, you don't care what others say. You stay locked up in your room, lifeless and empt. You don't care when someone insults you.. you just listen, accept it quietly and agree. Wether it's true or not...
    Loquesoy Loquesoy 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    about two years ago i tried to kill myself.

    i had pretty bad depression and anxiety. i still have. and it won't go away. no matter how hard I try. im still having suicidal thoughts. and i feel like if something bad happens... im gonna kill myself
    effylee effylee 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    SmilezHeal SmilezHeal 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Literally everything makes me sad.

    An ice cream truck just passed outside my window and I feel a deep sadness for the person driving it and wondering if children today appreciate him driving around. Normally every day sadness is like a background emotion but lately it's been swallowing me. The smallest things are...
    thatglassjar thatglassjar 18-21, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I have not eaten anything today.

    I feel unmotivated & lazy. Every one has abandoned me. I have not showered since Friday. I am on vacation this week and I'm supposed to clean up my apartment, there are clothes all over the floor & unwashed dishes. I am in peri menopause & feel like I am losing my mind. I've...
    sparklebright70 sparklebright70 41-45, F 15 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 85 Responses Jul 9

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    Hey, it's me again...

    I decided to tell all about my ' depression story' yesterday and when I started to write it I was scared to remember everything. It's not that I forgot it, it's about I didn't want to remember how I felt during those months... I talked with my friends last night too and I told...
    JustAnotherGirlOnEP JustAnotherGirlOnEP 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    SmilezHeal SmilezHeal 22-25, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur happy

    kitty sleepy kitty pur pur pur.... my online mommy used to sing this to me online and I love this song alot it soothes me alot. wish I could make up for what I did to her tonight and get her back I love her with all my heart. love you nevertruleywanted
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    My past doesn't stay in the past.

    It still haunts me. I've lived through a lot in my 28 years. Sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse growing up only to be in a 5 year abusive marriage. I got married and had my first child by 19. Thanks to my mother I was dubbed a liar and troublemaker as a child for...
    Badriyah Badriyah 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My past still haunts me.

    I have done my best to move on but. It is times like now when my past comes back. When its dark out and im alone. When the person who can stop me from breaking down is asleep. It comes back. It reminds me that maybe now my family dosnt say what they used to about me. But that...
    asassions007 asassions007 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Ok, so I'm kinda grasping at straws here lately

    attempting to understand just what the heck is up with me... I think I am experiencing anxiety and depression but I'm not sure. If you were to ask anyone to describe me in one word, they would probably say "happy" or "upbeat". Truth is, I'm neither and I feel like a great big...
    VC32 VC32 31-35, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I am looking for relationship here I am single

    here so want to merry with someone I am 24 yr old lonely man looking for a great girl
    uzairraufkhan uzairraufkhan 22-25 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Lately, I've been more depressed

    and than I've been in I'd say at least two years. I'm worried it's going to damage my relationship beyond repair. I cry/get angry because I feel sad or anxious almost every day and I feel quite out of control and ill, and it affects my boyfriend too. But I also need to find a...
    illium illium 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Been such a strange mix of emotions these last

    few weeks. Having feelings of joy and that nothing bad can get to me and I'm literally on top of the world, to then feeling so low that I can't see a future and that I can't deal with life anymore. I just don't know what to do anymore
    WhyCantIBeYou WhyCantIBeYou 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    I post in here too much.

    I guess I've never really had an outlet before, so this is what I've gotten used to doing when I feel alone. I feel numb tonight. I don't even know when it started. Usually I am either temporarily cheerful or extremely sad. Right now I don't feel anything. It catches me off...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Another failed relationship.

    Thank u BPD and depression. I'm a wreck again. I just want to die.
    CrazyDaisyeee CrazyDaisyeee 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 55 Responses Jan 18

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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